Spain's position on the Sahara "must be applauded"

The former Spanish Minister of Defense and former head of the intelligence services, José Bono, praised his country’s position on the question of the Moroccan Sahara, emphasizing the fundamental importance of preserving and promoting relations between Rabat and Madrid.

”The position of the Spanish government on the question of the Sahara must be applauded”underlined José Bono, who was the guest of a program on the Spanish channel “La Sexta”.

By considering the Moroccan autonomy initiative as the most serious, realistic and credible basis for resolving the dispute over the Moroccan Sahara, the Spanish government ”acted correctly”assured José Bono, also former president of the Congress of Deputies, noting that ”the other parties have not presented anything to resolve this dispute”.

The populations of the Sahara ”want solutions, and these solutions do not come from the Polisario nor from Algeria”, he underlined.

Returning to the relations between his country and Morocco, José Bono pleaded for the preservation of relations for the interest of the two countries. ‘‘Spain and Morocco, two neighboring countries, must have a very good relationship because we need each other’has-he indicated.

”Spain needs Morocco for essential reasons, especially in the fight against terrorism”, concluded the former Spanish Defense Minister.

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